Posts Tagged ‘Hawaiian’

The history of Hawaiian shave ice

Sunday, January 25th, 2009
This guy waited over 20 minutes to get his Shave Ice. He said, "It was worth the wait."

This guy waited over 20 minutes to get his Shave Ice.

The “Roaring Twenties” in America introduced the first television, jazz music and shave ice! From 1920 to 1930, Japanese plantation workers left their country to find work in Hawaii, where they spent long hot days working in the sugar and pineapple fields. With the scorching Hawaii climate, shave ice was a great way to quench their thirst and break the heat. Fortunately, the only day they had off from work was the only day that shave ice was sold. (more…)

How to make your own Hawaiian shave ice

Sunday, January 25th, 2009
Making shaved ice

Making Hawaiian shaved ice

With today’s tough economic climate, getting your daily fix of shave ice can be expensive. Luckily, the treat is easy and cheap to make on your own, requiring minimal ingredients: ice, syrup and any other ingredients you wish to add, such as Azuki beans, sweetened condensed milk, nuts, or chocolate syrup.

Using a blender or a mixer, you can mix ice cubes into a fine texture. Though this may not recreate the authentic, light consistency of Hawaiian shave ice, it comes pretty close. If you don’t have a blender or mixer, ice can be crushed easily using a rolling pin. If you are a die-hard shave ice fan, it might be beneficial to buy an actual Hawaiian shave ice machine; a good machine can cost as little as $40 and can be found online. (more…)